Chart of the Week: Who has health care insurance?

Nov 06, 2019
Chart of the Week, Insurance, Budgeting

Interesting interactive on Visual Capitalist highlights how Americans differ by age. The chart below shows how health insurance coverage changes based on age? 


  • At what age are the most Americans have health insurance coverage? Why do you think this is the case? 
  • At what age do the least Americans have health insurance coverage? Why do you think this age group doesn't have health insurance? 
  • What do you think are the factors that impact whether or not someone chooses to get health insurance? 
  • How important do you think it is to have health insurance? 


Want to dig deeper into health insurance? Be sure to check out the NGPF Lesson: Health Insurance 101

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.